Originally Posted by AZScanner
Even if every scanner owner in Gwinnett County showed up at the meeting to cry foul, they'd just be severely outnumbered by the uninformed general public who would side with the cops because "the possibility of a terrorist listening in to the cops as they try to elude capture and carry out their evil is really, really scary sounding." And that's all the cops would need to tell them for your pleas and mine to fall on deaf ears. It's a battle we cannot win.
That's an assumption that I no longer believe is true. It has never been proven and never will be proven. I can't even rally one single person to go with me, on the world's largest discussion board for scanner enthusiasts. Not even one!
The police may have a reason for keeping their activities secret but they don't get to say. They work for us.
It's crystal clear now why we have encryption. It is not for some BS reason that someone gives to a reporter for the hometown rag. It's because nobody, and I do mean NOBODY
, including die hard scanner listerners will get off their butts and go to a meeting.
This is truly unbelievable.
I'm going to be editing my signature line to reflect the real reason we have encryption.
And for the record, I didn't listen to GCPD before they started hiding and I more than likely wouldn't start even if they stopped hiding. I was just going to go to speak out against it to stand in solidarity with the scanner listeners. But if nobody cares enough to go and speak up, then neither do I. I'm surely not doing it for myself and I'm not doing it for my health.
How incredibly, incredibly sad. We have the right to speak up and speak out and let our voices be heard but instead we voluntarily forfeit that right because we just don't care to use it. Of course there's an infinite supply of anonymous avatars on the Internet who are quick to complain about encryption and say how it violates their rights. Rights... They don't give a flying fork about their rights. If they did, they'd speak up.